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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make a Ruffled Soda Can Holder from an old handbag!! {tutorial}

Ruffled Soda Can Holder

Hey there TT&J readers! 
I’m stoked to be here to share a fun summer craft with you crafty ladies!!
I’m Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous.
I am a hopeless Craft Addict with a blog….because its cheaper than therapy! I share tutorials for almost every craft I do and I love featuring creative ideas and creative bloggers. I also host a biannual Handmade Gift Exchange which is loads of fun!!
Today I’m going to show you how to make Ruffled Soda Can Cozies from an old handbag.
A fab repurpose project that helps you sip your Diet Coke in style AND be earth friendly. yay!!


  • vinyl/fake leather handbag
  • scissors/rotary cutter
  • sew on 3/4″ velcro
  • sewing machine
  • Fabric Marker

Cut off the handles and remove the lining {if your bag has it}
Cut off the bottom of the handbag.
Cut as many 2.5″x9″ strips as you can. {I got 4 from my bag}
With the left over pieces, cut 1″ strips. {mind are 1″x12″}
Cut 2.5″ strips of velcro and sew onto the ends of the 2.5″x9″ strips. For example: sew the loopy velcro side to the backside of the vinyl strip and sew the hook side of the velcro to the right side of the vinyl.
**Tip: be careful when sewing vinyl or fake leather because even though you may unpick a seam, the holes will remain in the material!**
Use a straight edge and draw a line 3/4″ away from one long side. I used a disappearing ink fabric marker.Take one 1″ strip and fold over the edge and sew it next to the velcro that is on the right side of the vinyl. Sew the 1″ strip on in the center of the strip and make pleats/ruffles as you sew. Use the line you drew as your guide to make sure your pleats are straight. If you need more length to complete your ruffled strip, start the next strip by folding under the edge and continue sewing ruffles/pleats. When you get to the end, tuck under the edge of the 1″ strip. And you’re done!!
Enjoy this cute little Soda Can Cozy to keep your fingers dry and your can in style this summer!
Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your fun series, Jen!! I hope you’ll stop by Craftaholics Anonymous and say hi! I would love to meet fellow Craftaholics!! 😀
happy crafting!
Thanks Linda – that Ruffly Drink Holder is awesome!!! 
You all probably know Linda’s amazing blog — 
but if not, be sure to head over there for fabulous ideas like:
Check out her Gorgeous Headboard Makeover, not to mention those beautiful pillows!!
How adorable are her Ruffled Ballet Flats?
I think I gasped the first time I saw her T-shirt Pom Poms – they are so delicious :)
Be sure to check out Craftaholics Anonymous
If you aren’t a craftaholic before you head over, you will be after you see all of the amazing ideas!!
PS — I am sharing my ideas on Decorating with COLOR over at Beth’s amazing place — Home Stories of A2Z today. Come over and check out this amazing series with tons of decorating ideas from dozens of fabulous decorating bloggers. You will love it!


  1. I adore the can coolies!

  2. That is the cutest cozy! Love the ruffle :)

  3. Karina.Zhen says:

    Brilliant and cute idea! I never knew how useful certain items can be when you are about to get rid of it! I'm not such a crafty person myself, but I'd sure love to get this a try. Was this difficult?

  4. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea says:

    Wow – super cute! LOVE THIS!

  5. toadinaboat.com says:

    I was just over at HomestoriesAtoZ and was reading your feature when I saw, "I appreciate those understated homes that are all done in shades of white, but for me, color makes me happy!" I immediately zipped over here to add you to my reader feed. :)

  6. Love Linda's blog and this is such a cute idea!

  7. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Ooh, I am a sucker for ruffles!!! Love the orange too…would be fun paired with hot pink! Great guest post, Linda. :)

    Hope your day has been fantastic, Jen!!

  8. Anna (Rapp) Frandsen says:

    VERY creative! I just love ruffles :)

    Thanks for sharing Linda!

  9. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    Oh my gosh, these are so so so cute!!

  10. Hello ADORABLE!

  11. Alison@Oopsey Daisy says:

    Leave it to Linda to come up with something darling for a soda can! Linda, you are so smart!!! I didn't even know you could ruffle leather!!

  12. Resourceful Red says:

    very cool!! love that you repurposed the leather from the bag!!!


  13. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    What a cute idea! Ruffles and recycling together…a crafter's dream:)

  14. james @ agirlcalledjames says:

    everything is great but that ruffled can cozy is too darn cute


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